William KirkBorn: 1933
Born in 1933 William Kirk was workshop trained in Edinburgh before establishing his own studio in 1961. As a tutor of silversmithing firstly at Glasgow School of Art (1961-1978) and then at Edinburgh College of Art (1980-1999) Kirk has been a significant influence on the nurturing and development of fine silversmithing skills in Scotland. Collections include: Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum; Huntley House Museum, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh; National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Public Collections include: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen; The Museum of Edinburgh; Edinburgh University, Napier University; Stirling University; and Bute House Collection.
'William Kirk's complete mastery of techniques such as hand raising, mark him out as a silversmith who really understood the nature of the medium. His elegantly simple, yet beautiful wrought tumbler cups and larger bowls speak to me of the great Scottish masters of the 17th century, and yet are so obviously of the present.' George Dalgleish, former Principal Curator, Scottish History, Scotland and Europe Department, National Museums Scotland
Two Semi-circular Containers on Gilded Slate2004silver, slate baseH:12.6cm W:12cm L:23cm£4,500Photograph: Shannon Tofts
Small Hammer Raised Silver Cups2003SilverH:4cm W:6cm£750 each
Hammer Raised Silver Beaker with Millennium Mark2000SilverH:6.5cm W:6.5cm£1,650
Alphabet Lettercut Slate2004SlateH:15.3cm W:15.3cm D:2.1cm£950Photograph: Shannon Tofts
Tall Silver Beaker and Hammer Raised Silver Tumbler Cup2003Silver£1,750 (left: H9.6 x D6.1 cms), £1,500 (right H5 x D7.5 cms)Photograph: Shannon Tofts